Before I get into today, I have to share last night’s dinner with you guys. Feeling quite indecisive, I let Shane pick the meal: spaghetti, chili, or pork chops. I very rarely buy and cook pork chops, so I had a feeling he’d pick them, and I was right.
I had to run out around 4, but beforehand I marinated the chops in a simple marinade of soy sauce, olive oil, Mrs. Dash lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder, and some water.
When I got back a couple hours later, I heated up a pan on the stove and cooked each side for about 5-7 minutes.
Roasted broccoli and sweet potato mash as sides rounded out the meal.
This was SO delicious!!! I don’t know why I don’t make pork chops more often. So easy and tasty.
While making the sweet potatoes, I was cutting them into thirds when I noticed a Niko dog swirling my feet. I swear she KNOWS when I’m doing anything with a sweet potato. She must have ESP
N too, because *somehow* a piece fell to the floor and Niko took this as her sign to swoop in and help clean up.
While making my pancakes, I was transferring a cooked banana from pan to plate and it fell on the floor. Niko took this as her sign to swoop in and help clean up.
Some of Niko’s favorite people foods:
- ground beef (her #1)
- peanut butter
- sweet potato – raw and cooked (her #2 favorite)
She’s got pretty good taste, right? She used to like bananas, too, but has all the sudden stopped liking them for some reason. Little weirdo.
When I went to bed last night, I was unsure how I’d feel this morning. Erring on the side of positivity, I set my alarm for an early workout, and luckily my guess was right!
I felt much better than yesterday and headed straight to the gym – BCAA’s in hand – to do an interval run on the treadmill.
I completed this HIIT workout, and was in and out in about 45 minutes.
Back home and de-funkified, it was breakfast time:
Guys, I’m seriously on a protein pancake kick. I just love how delicious and filling they are! It’s a pretty calorie heavy meal with all my toppings, but it’s still healthy, and holds me over for a good 5 hours!
My people food breakfast was definitely a good start to the day. Although I’m physically feeling fine, I’m speaking to the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter tonight on Exercise and MS (I have a specialization in exercise and MS and they found me via my training website) and I’ve got a jittery stomach.
I know the topic well, and am very excited to share what I know, but I still always get a little case of nerves with anything to do with public speaking. It should go just fine, though Wish me luck!
On that note, time to get ready to head to the office for a few hours. Have a good Tuesday!
Dog owners: what’s your pup’s favorite people food?